Dispute over ballot printing tender threatens Kenyan polls
Saturday June 17 2017
Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi addresses a press conference on June 15, 2017 where he claimed the ruling Jubilee Party was plotting to rig the elections. NMG PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
The row, which has already been the subject of a court case, was re-ignited last week when Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga claimed the firm, Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company Ltd, had links with the ruling Jubilee’s leadership.
The tussle over the printing of ballot papers closely mirrors the happenings in Zambia a year ago. At the centre of the controversy was Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Llc.
Zambia’s electoral commission said the firm met its specifications on security features on the ballot papers, but the opposition smelt a rat.